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[movies]Gay Sex before Zippers - Chris Carlsson
Harry Hay describes gay sex when BVD's were still predominant underwear, before zippers in the 1930s... men would meet at Presidio guardhouse and go into the bushes.
Keywords: Presidio; Gay Sex; Harry Hay
Downloads: 94,504 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(10 reviews)
[movies]Union Square
Dedication of Dewey Monument in Union Square, c. 1903. St. Francis Hotel visible behind scene.
Keywords: Union Square; Dewey Monument; 1903
Downloads: 5,178 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Teddy Roosevelt in SF
Difficult to discern, but President Teddy Roosevelt is in a procession heading up Van Ness in this short clip.
Keywords: Teddy Roosevelt; Van Ness; parade
Downloads: 5,755 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Geneva Towers Implosion - Caitlin Manning
The infamous Geneva Towers housing project was imploded to make way for improved public housing.
Keywords: public housing; Geneva Towers; implosion
Downloads: 10,730
[movies]Post-Quake scenes
Footage taken about a month after the massive earthquake and fire of 1906.
Keywords: Earthquake; Fire; 1906
Downloads: 15,496 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(5 reviews)
[movies]The Farm - Kathy Katz and Mike Kavanagh
An excerpt from Farmcore, a 45-minute documentary about The Farm, the remarkable rural oasis under the freeways in San Francisco from 1974-1986, an autonomous zone that housed farm animals, rehearsal, and performance space, theater and punk rock...
Keywords: Farm; San Francisco; punk rock; 1970s; eviction; utopian experiment
Downloads: 13,326 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(9 reviews)
[movies]White Night Riot
Riot and destruction at City Hall in the wake of the slap-on-the-wrist manslaughter verdict against Dan White, murderer of Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone.
Keywords: riot; White Night; Harvey Milk
Downloads: 21,745 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Harvey Milk's Last Words
Harvey Milk's last words, delivered posthumously, recorded in case of his assassination... excerpted from The Life and Times of Harvey Milk.
Keywords: Harvey Milk; last words; Gay
Downloads: 25,049 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]John Muir on Hetch Hetchy - Shaping San Francisco
Animation showing Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy Valley before and after inundation, with a quote from John Muir
Keywords: John Muir; Hetch Hetchy; San Francisco water system
Downloads: 7,602
[movies]Robert Lovato and Hunts Donuts - Chris Carlsson
Roberto Lovato, who grew up on Folsom near 25th Street during the 1970s, describes how his father was involved in the "alternative economy" centered on Hunt's Donuts at 20th and Mission, and how it benefitted his extended Salvadoran families in San Francisco and in El Salvador.
Keywords: Crime; Salvadoran community; Mission District
Downloads: 983
[movies]The Farm (documentary) - Mike Kavanaugh, MaryEllen Churchill, and Kathy Katz
A 47-minute documentary about San Francisco's "The Farm," which was a remarkable urban laboratory and creative space, in addition to being a farm with animals, vegetables, fruit trees, farmers, circus performers, discussions, performance, punk rock shows, and much much more...
Keywords: The Farm; Jack Wickert; Bonnie Ora Sherk; urban farming; urban gardening; circus; children; performance; Frisco Bay Mussel Group; Planet Drum
Downloads: 1,779
[movies]Tom Fleming on Mayor Lapham and Blacks in SF - Chris Carlsson
Thomas Fleming, former editor of SF Sun Reporter, tells how then Mayor Roger Lapham wondered in a 1946 press conference when the thousands of African-Americans who had come to work in SF during WWII would return to the South. Fleming sets him straight.
Keywords: Fleming; African-Americans in SF; Mayor Lapham
Downloads: 5,605
[movies]Harry Hay on Language and Labels in the 1930s - Shaping San Francisco
Another clip from the 1996 video interview with Mattachine Society founder Harry Hay in which he describes the absence of language to describes gays in the 1930s. The word "homosexual" wasn't even in the dictionary until about 1939, so he recounts how men in the community back then would refer to each other as "that way" or on a good day as "temperamental."
Keywords: gay; gay identity; homosexual; 1930s; sociology; language; self-reference
Downloads: 1,945
[movies]Meeting Frieda Kahlo and Diego Rivera - Chris Carlsson
Artist Pele DeLappe describes her encounter at age 15 with Frieda Rivera (Kahlo), sitting around painting and smoking cigarettes together, while Diego Rivera was painting the San Francisco Stock Exchange mural (c. 1930)
Keywords: Frieda Kahlo; Diego Rivera; Pele DeLappe
Downloads: 3,100
[movies]We Won't Go Back - Bay Area Coalition Against Operation Rescue
excerpted from a documentary prepared by the Bay Area Coalition Against Operation Rescue, showing the battles that took place in the late 1980s between anti-abortion direct action groups like OR, and women who defended clinics against them.
Keywords: abortion; women; Operation Rescue
Downloads: 6,505 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Pie Fight 1969 - Christian Bruno and Sam Green
The 1969 San Francisco International Film Festival opens on the steps of City Hall, but is unexpectedly attacked by independent filmmakers with pies. This footage was long-lost and then found and made into a movie in the late 1990s.
Keywords: Film Festival; 1969; Pie Fight
Downloads: 9,414 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Steam Shovel
Before occupational health and safety, this is how excavation was done. A steam shovel is digging a tunnel for the SF Muni, c. 1917.
Keywords: steam shovel; digging tunnels; excavation
Downloads: 4,112 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Chinatown Alley
Health inspectors walk up Chinatown alley
Keywords: Chinatown; plague; alleys
Downloads: 6,015
[movies]Telegraph Hil from Bay - Chris Carlsson
shot from a canoe off Pier 33 looking up at Coit Tower and Telegraph Hill.
Keywords: Telegraph Hill; SF Bay; Coit Tower
Downloads: 5,143
[movies]Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Ferlinghetti in his Potrero Hill home in 1965, ruminating on San Francisco
Keywords: Ferlinghetti; Potrero Hill; poetry
Downloads: 4,277 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]1906 Burn map
animated map showing the three days of the Great San Francisco fire of 1906 that followed the earthquake.
Keywords: 1906 fire; animation; Big One
Downloads: 8,476
[movies]Streetcar Strike
Silent footage of picketers marching through the streets and attacking a scab-driven streetcar at Haight and Buchanan during violent 1917 streetcar strike.
Keywords: Streetcar strike; URR; 1917
Downloads: 6,506 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Bay Bridge from the water - Chris Carlsson
Footage shot from a canoe ride under the Bay Bridge takes a look back at the San Francisco waterfront from under the bridge.
Keywords: Bay Bridge; SF Bay; waterfront
Downloads: 6,105
[movies]Powell Street scenes c 1920s - Shaping San Francisco
edited from silent footage from the Prelinger Archive to collect the images of Powell Street cable car turnaround and some shots going up and down Powell too.
Keywords: Powell Street; cable cars; 1920s
Downloads: 1,717
[movies]San Francisco celebrates VE Day 1918
Newsreel footage from the Market Street celebration of the end of WWI in San Francisco, 1918.
Keywords: WWI; San Francisco; 1918
Downloads: 19,550 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(5 reviews)
[movies]Thomas Fleming on 1966 Hunter's Point Riot - Chris Carlsson
Former editor of San Francisco Sun Reporter, Thomas Fleming, gives his account of the 1966 Hunter's Point Riot, which led to three days of martial law in some neighborhoods of San Francisco.
Keywords: Thomas Fleming; 1966 Hunter's Point riot; Black San Francisco
Downloads: 4,759
[movies]Pelicans on the Bay - Chris Carlsson
Pelicans soar across the water in front of the San Francisco skyline.
Keywords: pelicans; SF Bay; waterfront
Downloads: 3,382
[movies]Critical Mass police attack - Biker-X
footage of the chaotic July 1997 ride in which Mayor Brown unleashed the police to attack bicyclists.
Keywords: bicycles; Critical Mass; police riot
Downloads: 6,499 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Lauren Elder Interview
An interview with Bay Area artist Lauren Elder, discussing her life at the Reno Hotel, her career, and the art scene in San Francisco from the mid-1970s to present.
Keywords: Art; Reno Hotel; Contraband; Bicycling; San Francisco
Downloads: 54
[movies]Saul Bloom on nukes the USS Missouri - Shaping San Francisco
Saul Bloom of ARC/Ecology in San Francisco describes his history as a Greenpeace staffer and early involvement in anti-nuke politics, with a focus on the campaign to stop the homeporting of the USS Missouri in San Francisco in the 1980s. The USS Missouri, during Reagan's administration, was slated to be redesigned to carry cruise missiles and thus become a first-strike launching pad for nuclear war.
Keywords: Nuclear weapons; nukes; anti-nuke; USS Missouri; homeporting; Fleet Week
Downloads: 500
[movies]Arrests at HUAC in City Hall
scenes of students being washed down rotunda stairs in SF City Hall during mass arrests at HUAC hearings, May 1960.
Keywords: HUAC; protests; City Hall
Downloads: 7,956 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Willie Brown Pied - Biotic Baking Brigade
Mayor Willie Brown is hit with 3 pies by activists of the Biotic Baking Brigade at a "Clean-up" event in Bayview/Hunter's Point.
Keywords: Willie Brown; Biotic Baking Brigade; pie-throwing
Downloads: 2,555 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Feast Day Procession Potrero Hill
footage of Catholic Feast Day parade on Potrero Hill, April 25, 1937.
Keywords: Potrero Hill; Parade; Feast Day
Downloads: 3,487 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Panama-Pacific International Exposition
panoramic view of the PPIE on San Francisco's northern edge, 1915, as broadcast in a 1930s newsreel.
Keywords: PPIE; World's Fairs; Marina District
Downloads: 3,719 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Summer of Love by Diamond Dave Whitaker - Chris Carlsson
A Summer of Love poem/rap by San Francisco legend "Diamond Dave" Whitaker.
Keywords: Summer of Love; Diamond Dave Whitaker; spoken word
Downloads: 7,305
[movies]Squatter Punx Rock the Vats - Glenn Bachmann
The old Falstaff brewery became a home to punk rockers in the early 1980s before its demolition. Here's a glimpse of an impromptu concert outside.
Keywords: Punk; Vats; Brewery
Downloads: 8,226 1.50 out of 5 stars1.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Campfire: Sarah Brandt - Adriana Camarena
Sarah Brandt is a San Francisco public school teacher and lifelong City dweller, who is currently being Ellis Act evicted from her Mission District apartment, alongside her 98 year old neighbor, Mary Elizabeth (M.E. or Emmy) Phillips. Emmy has lived in her home for over 40 years.  The original footage was captured on January 17, 2014 as part of a storytelling circle called "Campfire: Eviction Ghost Stories and Other Housing Horrors." This mini-clip is part of a series of mini-clips honoring fou...
Keywords: Campfire; Eviction; Ellis Act; Mission District; Adriana Camarena; Sarah Brandt; Mary Phillips; CalHumanities; Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Downloads: 171
[movies]Recycling Histories - Shaping San Francisco
Ruth Gravanis, longtime San Francisco ecological activist and former board member of San Francisco Tomorrow and Mission Creek Conservancy, along with Karen Pickett, original member of the Berkeley Ecology Center's recycling program, as well as a longtime participant in Earth First! and forest preservation campaigns, both tell important stories about the history of recycling in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Keywords: recycling; ecology; Ecology Emerges; Berkeley Ecology Center; Brisbane; incinerator; NIMBY
Downloads: 519
[movies]West Portal
West Portal tunnel under construction, Portola Drive cutting through empty surrounding hillsides.
Keywords: West Portal; Portola Drive; Sutro Forest
Downloads: 4,042 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Ironworkers Strike
A strike begins at the Union Iron Works at the foot of Potrero Hill in 1917.
Keywords: Strike; Potrero Hill; Union Iron Works
Downloads: 5,105 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Mud People
Mud people descend on downtown San Francisco... the only rules? No walking and no talking! Merry mayhem ensues.
Keywords: mud people; financial district; anarchy
Downloads: 9,059 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(5 reviews)
[movies]Chinatown Telephone Operators and other scenes c 1920s - Shaping San Francisco
Silent footage from the Prelinger Archive, edited to focus on Chinatown, with a few seconds of Chinatown Telephone operators working their switchboards.
Keywords: Chinatown; Telephone operators; switchboards; San Francisco; 1920s
Downloads: 970
[movies]Harry Hay on 1934 SF Strike - Chris Carlsson
Harry Hay, venerable co-founder of modern Gay movement, tells about being in crowd during 1934 waterfront strike in San Francisco, how militia was shooting into crowd, and bullets whizzed past his head.
Keywords: Harry Hay; 1934 General Strike; San Francisco
Downloads: 2,384
[movies]Ecology Emerges: Judy Goldhaft - Shaping San Francisco
Judy Goldhaft is a cofounder of Planet Drum Foundation in San Francisco, and was previously one of the band of radicals known as the San Francisco Diggers. She also helped start the Frisco Bay Mussel Group in the late 1970s and has been in the middle of the emeregnce of bioregionalism. She is interviewed here as part of the wide-ranging "Ecology Emerges" oral histories of the early ecology movement, traversing the era from the 1950s-60s all the way to the present.
Keywords: Diggers; Planet Drum; ecology; bioregionalism; Frisco Bay Mussel Group; water; peripheral canal
Downloads: 348
[movies]Italians In SF During WWII - Shaping San Francisco
Regina Alioto and her mother Josephine Firpo-Alioto describe how Frank Alioto (father and husband) worked with the Coast Guard during WWII and had to enforce the ban on non-citizen Italian fishermen going to sea. Further descriptions reveal the arbitrary and unfair treatment of Italians by the U.S. government during the WWII period.
Keywords: WWII; Fisherman's Wharf; coast guard; fishing ban; Italians; Italian Americans; POWs
Downloads: 221
[movies]Cycling to the Fair
silent footage of a mass bike ride in Golden Gate Park in 1915 which was headed to the Panama-Pacific Int'l. Exposition.
Keywords: bicycles; mass rides; 1915
Downloads: 7,788
[movies]Mission Creek - Chris Carlsson
canoe ride into Mission Creek before the freeway was reconfigured or Mission Bay was built.
Keywords: Mission Creek; freeways; Mission Bay
Downloads: 3,281 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Good Vibrations - Caitlin Manning
short excerpt from documentary "Stripped Bare" highlighting the sex-positive retail operation Good Vibrations, a long-time resident on Valencia Street in the Mission.
Keywords: Good Vibrations; sex-positive; vibrators
Downloads: 7,926
[movies]Pickups at Finocchio's - Chris Carlsson
Harry Hay describes the pickup scene at the North Beach bar Finocchio's in the early 1930s.
Keywords: Harry Hay; Finocchio's; gay dating
Downloads: 3,319 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Soap Box Derby - Chris Carlsson
The San Francisco Illegal Soapbox Society conducted races on Bernal Heights for years, and still does at unpredictable times.
Keywords: Soapbox Derby; Bernal Heights; underground culture
Downloads: 3,257 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
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